Endgame

by: Samuel Beckett

Suggested Essay Topics

Writing help Suggested Essay Topics

Compare Hamm and Clov to the main couples in Beckett's Waiting for Godot and Happy Days.

Discuss the physical movement in the play—Clov's, Hamm's movement on his chair, Nagg's and Nell's popping in and out of their ashbins.

Endgame is highly self-conscious of its status as a play; Hamm even refers directly to his soliloquy at the end, and Clov turns his telescope on the audience and comments. Discuss.

Discuss the allusions in Endgame—especially those to the Bible and Dante. How do these add to the themes of the play?